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  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    BA2018 Revisited: Where are they now?

    As we mark the two-year anniversary of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018, olympic.org looks at what some of the stars of the Games are doing now, as they begin making their mark on the senior stage.
    29 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018
  • News | Los Angeles 1984

    “No regrets” for Egyptian judoka who prized fair play above Olympic gold at LA 1984

    Mohamed Ali Rashwan took home something far more valuable than gold from the Olympic Games Los Angeles 1984. By refusing to attack his opponent’s clearly injured right leg, the Egyptian judoka lost an obvious opportunity to be crowned Olympic champion, but instead he won worldwide acclaim and inner peace.
    28 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Los Angeles 1984, Judo, Egypt
  • News | IOC News

    Open to everyone: Apply to join the revamped IOC Young Leaders Programme

    Registration closes on 30 October for the new IOC Young Leaders programme, which offers young people the chance to learn how to research, design, deliver and scale a social business that uses the power of sport to make a positive impact on society.
    28 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    “This is for you, Mum”: Dawn Fraser on the Tokyo 1964 swim that “meant everything”

    Dawn Fraser arrived in Tokyo for the 1964 Games as a three-time gold medal-winner on the verge of completing an extraordinary Olympic first. But she was also a lost 27-year-old dealing with severe pain and tragedy. Weeks later she left Japan as a record-breaker and, perhaps more importantly, with a renewed faith in humanity.
    21 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Australia, Tokyo 1964, Swimming
  • News | Olympic News

    Iga Swiatek: “I always dreamed of the Olympics!”

    At only 19 years of age, Poland’s Iga Swiatek, ranked 54th in the world, astonished the world’s tennis experts by claiming her first Grand Slam title, without dropping a set, on the clay courts of Roland Garros. The daughter of an Olympic rower, she rose to prominence two years ago, winning doubles gold at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires. Now, she has her sights set on Tokyo.
    12 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Tennis, Poland, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | IOC News

    Improving the mental health of young refugees in Uganda through sport

    World Mental Health Day 2020 was a moment to recall the importance of addressing mental health issues at a time when close to 1 billion people live with a mental disorder, and when billions of people around the world have seen their mental wellbeing affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    12 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Uganda
  • News | Olympic News

    Recognising and battling the mental health “opponent”

    On World Mental Health Day 2020, Danish canoeist René Holten Poulsen opens up about how a terrible experience at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 elicited a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reaction, and details the steps he has taken to recover as he aims to come back stronger in Tokyo next year.
    10 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Denmark, Canoe
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